Note: This post was originally published and sent to our clients on November 10, 2016, the day after Donald Trump was elected President. At that moment, global stock markets were falling, and many investors were panicking. We’re reposting now — unedited — our advice to hold through volatile times. Thankfully, the overwhelming majority of our customers did continue to hold their investments, and have been rewarded with significant growth since November 2016.
Last night liberal treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2017/18 Budget. As Commonwealth Budgets go — and I’ve sat through my fair share over the past twenty years — it was remarkably uncontroversial, with many of the key initiatives being widely telegraphed in the weeks leading up to budget night.
We’ve combed through the papers and pulled the top 5 Budget announcements that we think our clients should know about.
On tea and sympathy: I had a catch up this weekend past with a family friend, a lady my mum’s generation who I’ve known for years. I’m going to call her Sue (she didn’t want to use her actual name). During our tea and debrief session, we got onto the topic of money.
As of next week, we are moving towards a better approach for calculating your investment returns.
Clover’s Chief Technology Officer, Gareth, shares a single change you can start making to save the big bucks.
During the past six months I’ve transferred our life savings out of a high interest savings account, and into an investment account managed by Clover, the startup I work for.
Exchange Traded Funds are a type of investment that’s popular due to their diversification, low fees and flexibility. In Australia, there’s more than 20 billion dollars invested via ETFs.
An ETF is essentially an investment fund that owns a large amount of individual shares, bonds, real estate or commodities, and then are sold in small parcels.
One reason we started Clover is to help people invest better, and to start sooner. Investing doesn’t have to be overwhelming, convoluted or filled with jargon, and we aim to remove as much of the anxiety and complexity as possible.
At the young age of 25, Zhoe is adulting harder than most.
She works as a marketing manager (a job she loves), has clear life goals and her finances sorted. Like, really sorted. Zhoe saves 20% of her take-home pay, which is more than double what most Aussies save.
Zhoe started investing with Clover four months ago, and hasn’t missed a monthly deposit. We wanted to know the secret behind her approach to money.